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Digger: Now On Almost Every Platform

Digger is a classic IBM PC game from 1983 made by Windmill Software. You can play it online via HTML5, online via Java or download a version for platforms both common and obscure. More ports are on the Links page. [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Apr 18, 2014 - 24 comments

I am the one who clicks

Instructions:
  1. Cook batches of meth
  2. Sell meth
  3. Buy stuff with your drug money

posted by no regrets, coyote on Nov 7, 2013 - 184 comments

Do you remember?

A game that would be at home in an arcade cabinet beside Robotron, FORGET-ME-NOT is a classic-style, that is to say, neon-filled, randomness-laden, bone-hard 2D maze/shooting game, with cute characters and retro effects, inspired by the Commodore game Crossroads II, Nethack and Pac-Man CE. Collect all the FLOWERS in each random, single-screen level to make the EXIT appear. Then, get the KEY and take it there to move to the next level.

The only controls are the arrow keys (or screen swipes in the iOS version). Face down a large variety of randomly-generated enemy types, and get as far as you can! You automatically shoot in front of you, but beware: your shots can wrap-around, and if they hit you they hurt! They key to playing well is grinding: push into a wall as you sail past it to build up a charge. Charge up enough and you start glowing; while glowing, you instantly kill any enemies you touch, but if you charge to much you blow up.
Free: Windows - OSX - Pandora - Morphos. Not free: iOS [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Aug 19, 2013 - 22 comments

GearSketch

GearSketch is a cool and simple gear-making game. Click on the "?" for a quick demo.
posted by xingcat on Aug 1, 2013 - 11 comments

Just dumb ninja fun

Ninja Slash (fun flash Friday). Move left/right/up/down to kill zombies faster and faster.
posted by klangklangston on Apr 26, 2013 - 8 comments

Crushing Creepy Crawlies

Freaky Friday Flash Fun, Flatting Flies: Insectonator is a top-down shooter. Well, "shooter" is a stretch; this is more of "stomp, drop things, overkill with naplam" attack on pretty much every homeowner's nightmare: a bunch of crawly bugs in the dark that avoid the flashlight. The bugs don't shoot back, so the game is just an endurance test by the player. And there are two awards for actually sticking around long enough. Weapons include a rock, your boot, various guns (including sniper rifles), rocket launchers, an anvil, naplam, and finally, a nuclear weapon. Via the ever excellent Jay Is Games.
posted by Old'n'Busted on Apr 1, 2011 - 7 comments

And it's going, going, GONE!

The Longest Home Run Ever
posted by zarq on Nov 5, 2010 - 41 comments

Boggs

Wade Boggs is known to like his beer. Well, now a Tapper-style game where Boggs drinks beers, throws away girlie drinks, and eats burgers to sober up has been created. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jun 25, 2010 - 11 comments

Don't touch my gems!

Friday Flash Fun: Cursed Treasure (Don't Touch My Gems) is a tower defense game with a twist. This time YOU are the evil overlord trying to prevent the heroic armies from stealing your gems. Fight off rogues, warriors, knights, mages, ninjas and priest with a level-up skill tree system that lets you command orcs, demons and the undead.
posted by ShawnStruck on May 14, 2010 - 37 comments

A cup of Java will cure that Pac-Man fever

Ms. Pac-Man 2010
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Mar 26, 2010 - 35 comments

Infect. Reproduce. Repeat.

Phage Wars 2: Now with customizable traits and retro interface fun! (previously) (related)
posted by The Whelk on Dec 17, 2009 - 14 comments

CONGRATULATIONS on your EFFORT

RUN! is a single-button flash game. Hold A to run, and let it go to slow down. There are three difficulty settings and five levels. The music, design and sfx are off-putting. You will probably either hate it or play it for about 3 hours, and then hate it. [more inside]
posted by Damn That Television on Jul 27, 2009 - 53 comments

Flash Game: Starcom

In Starcom, a space-based action adventure game, you pilot a starship defending the galaxy from an encroaching enemy invasion with an increasingly powerful array of armaments and technologies. It's a hell of a lot of fun, so play and enjoy! [via mefi projects]
posted by Effigy2000 on Jun 11, 2009 - 36 comments

I fel in love with it

[belated but brilliant] Friday Flash Fun — The Majesty of Colors
posted by cthuljew on Dec 27, 2008 - 21 comments

Time to die...

Time to play The Game. A Flash Monday tour of the absurd.
posted by Happy Dave on Nov 10, 2008 - 19 comments

White House Tower Defence

Friday Flash Fun! It's two great flavors that taste great together in White House Tower Defence!
posted by GuyZero on Oct 24, 2008 - 24 comments

Empire Poster Thread.

Can you guess these movies from just one letter of the poster? Empire has put together a little quiz to test your movie font knowledge. Guess the movies from just one letter in the film's poster title. Via Neatorama
posted by daHIFI on Aug 11, 2008 - 40 comments

If we all choose world "My" we can play together! Happy birthday!

Happy Birthday, MeFi, here's a fun free* game! Ikariam is sort of like a Skyrates version of Civ, with the real-time MMO combat and diplomacy that might bring to mind. Also, it's set in Olympian Greece, but only kind-of. Enjoy! *Batteries not included. Some registration required. Suggested age: 8-and-up. Some implied violence and consumption of alcohol (wine). Expansion materials may be purchased but are not necessary to enjoy the game and are, by the judgment of this MFGA (MetaFilter Gaming Authority) member: "some kind of bullshit."
posted by Navelgazer on Jul 14, 2008 - 20 comments

Yes, I'll take the full insurance coverages please.

Rental Car Rally. (From the guys who brought Street Wars to NYC). That is all.
posted by allkindsoftime on Jul 8, 2008 - 29 comments

No, don't throw ME, throw him

Fun Flash Friday: Throw Me - throw the little guy as far as you can. Avoid the thunderclouds. Use the wrecking balls and colored clouds for an extra boost. Simple as that.
posted by champthom on Apr 4, 2008 - 20 comments

Loser gets creamed

The Belgian version of Russian roulette.
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Feb 8, 2008 - 67 comments

Pre-Friday Flash Fun

Paul and Dave, creators of the extremely popular Desktop Tower Defense flash game, have just opened up their new flash games site to the public! [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on Dec 6, 2007 - 18 comments

Chromatron - a game about reflections

Chromatron 1, 2, 3 and 4 just became freeware. In these little standalone puzzle games for PC and Mac, you align splitters, benders, and mirrors to direct colored laserbeams into like-colored targets. Enjoyably difficult, and an example of great game design. [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2 on Nov 28, 2007 - 20 comments

Mad Cap Adventure

The Tall Stump. Jump around, shoot pellets, solve puzzles, collect hats. Winner of Jay Is Games' fourth casual game design competition. You weren't getting anything done today anyway. previously [more inside]
posted by rouftop on Nov 7, 2007 - 16 comments

Learn New Words, Give Free Rice

Give ten grains of rice for each word you get right. It builds up very quickly.
posted by divabat on Oct 17, 2007 - 131 comments

Snake will eat itself

Oroboros. [sic] Friday flash. A new twist on "Snake."
posted by dersins on Sep 14, 2007 - 9 comments

Turns out Turkey is the cornerstone of Europe.

Statetris is Tetris with European countries or American states as blocks.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Aug 7, 2007 - 28 comments

Get to the Show

Baseball (flash) from sandlots to majors. Arguably harder than actual baseball.
posted by klangklangston on Jul 23, 2007 - 50 comments

Correct letters in wrong positions

Use everyone's logic and vocabulary skills to figure out what the secret word is.
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Jul 20, 2007 - 27 comments

Waste your employer's time

Submachine (Future Loop Foundation) You are trapped in your cube a padded cell, and you need to escape. Another fine Submachine game from Mateusz Skutnik. You can probably escape well before lunch and still have time to push some of that paper out of your cell cube. (Flash Friday)
posted by caddis on Jun 8, 2007 - 11 comments

Peak oil?

Go faster, shoot tankers (flash)
posted by klangklangston on Apr 6, 2007 - 20 comments

Are you HOSTILE yet??

Get Hostile! - Inspired by the well-beloved Avalon Hill board game Acquire, Get Hostile! is a free, web-based board game that has already sucked up hours of my time. Check out the quick tutorial to get up to speed, then play against live opponents or AI's, forming corporations, buying stock, and doing hostile takeovers!
posted by ikkyu2 on Feb 1, 2007 - 11 comments

Crystal Pepsi Blue

Crystal Clear A sliding tile-matching game that allows addictive heads-up play. (Pretty sure it's flash).
posted by klangklangston on Oct 24, 2006 - 11 comments

Is there a physicist in the house?

Fun Motion - a blog dedicated to physics-simulating games, currently with 49 reviews (and counting) of well known favorites like Stair Dismount and Truck Dismount, Towers of Goo, Toribash and many, many more. (A follow up to my previous YouTube post.) Kiss your precious, fleeting motes of productivity goodbye, cube-farmers!
posted by loquacious on Oct 19, 2006 - 26 comments

Bugman!

Play Pac-Man against real live crickets for science and fun.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Sep 27, 2006 - 10 comments

Line Rider

Line Rider. It is all downhill.
posted by srboisvert on Sep 24, 2006 - 55 comments

The candied dots of an angry God

Fuzetsu Fire bullets by manuevering your pixel as close as possible to the shots fired by the enemy in the center. Requires Java Runtime Environment. (Since there's no sound, here's a sharity blog whose music would provide an excellent soundtrack: Curved Air.) Game via Jay and Good Experience.
posted by klangklangston on Aug 6, 2006 - 12 comments

I can't talk now, I'm playing video games on the internet

Triglav. It's fun, it's gorgeous, it's PC and Internet Explorer only. It's also unstable as all hell, so play career mode unless you don't mind restarting your whole game frustratingly often. DHTML gaming at its finest. (from the always excellent jayisgames, which is having a fantastic week). Triglav was previously mentioned but was as of then unfinished. If you're already hip to it, play meteor busters instead.
posted by klangklangston on Jan 28, 2006 - 16 comments

Love Bun Buns

Cursor Love Bunny - a love bunny game... via b3ta
posted by Frasermoo on Jan 25, 2006 - 17 comments

Bugs

Bugs. Orisinal has been linked to several times, but this game was so fun that I had to share. NQFFF: Not Quite Friday Flash Fun.
posted by ND¢ on Dec 29, 2005 - 29 comments

Grow grow grow!

Happy X-mas miniGROW! The latest puzzle in Eyemaze's GROW series. Previous GROW games discussed here, here, and here. [flash] [via jay is games]
posted by brain_drain on Dec 17, 2005 - 28 comments

Tryangle

Tryangle cannot be defined, but it's way fun. Use it to easily create angular art pieces, then share your creation with the teeming masses on the Tryangle Flickr pool.
posted by Cecily on Dec 1, 2005 - 13 comments

I'm sorry, were you hoping to be productive today?

Babycal Throw A simple and enormously addicting game. Consider yourself warned.
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Oct 26, 2005 - 35 comments

Peekaboom!

Peekaboom! It's not Friday -- then again this isn't flash -- but it sure is fun. Partner with another anonymous player to identify pictures by gradually revealing them. The kicker is that as we play, the system gets smarter -- the goal is to teach computers how to identify photos the same way we can.
posted by o2b on Aug 4, 2005 - 14 comments

Shoot-em up!

Friday Flaash Fun RaidenX is a Raiden shoot-em up knock-off. Enjoy!
posted by furtive on Jul 1, 2005 - 21 comments

c'mon down--you're the next contestant!

It's time to play "Friend or Foe" --from RawStoryQ. We’ve covered over the lettering on five newsphotos. We’ll give you four possible answers (2 friend, 2 foe). Look at the photo and then click on the link below the photo that matches what you think we’ve hidden in the picture. Really hard, and there's a lesson in there somewhere, too.
posted by amberglow on May 20, 2005 - 27 comments

HACKEM MUCHE

Asidonhopo hits! --more--


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posted by felix on Apr 13, 2005 - 93 comments

fnerg has mad skillz!

All Star Skate Park is a fun flash game for a day like today. Go on you know want to do a truck grab followed by an inverted hover.
posted by riffola on Feb 4, 2005 - 11 comments

There's goldium in them thar (Martian) hills!

Motherload is a Flash game about mining Mars. It just devoured my morning. Be careful.
posted by picea on Oct 12, 2004 - 16 comments

The tone touches my soul peacefully...

The Veridian Room is Toshimitsu Takagi's long awaited sequel to The Crimson Room. Point and click puzzlers to destroy your brain. Just in time to eat away your whole Flash Friday. Mirror here. Via my mate Duncan, who got it from Albino Blacksheep.
posted by armoured-ant on Apr 29, 2004 - 22 comments

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